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How much does it cost to rent a yacht for a party?

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  • How much does it cost to rent a yacht for a party? 

    • The average cost to rent a yacht for a party in Miami vary from $1000 to $3000 per 4 hours. For example, you can rent this 40′ cruiser at just $720 per 4 hours or this gorgeous 86′ Azimut at $4600 for 4 hours. Both yachts take up to 12 guests.

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  • How many guests can a yacht charter take?

    • The majority of yacht charters can take up to 12-13 guests. For a larger party you will have to consider renting a bigger vessel that specializes in holding big events. Such yachts will offer catering services and entertainment as well. This selection of party boat rentals will give you an idea of what these vessels look like. 
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  • How to plan a yacht party?

    • A formal cocktail party with appetizers or a light dinner requires a bigger yacht, so you would want to rent a yacht over 40 feet. You will need a kitchen with a proper fridge to store and serve drinks and food. And more space to move around. A fun gathering with friends on the contrary might be taking place on the cockpit all the time! You would want to swim and sun bath and play with the water toys! So a pick a yacht that fits the budget: anything from a 21′ Yamaha, a 24′ Pontoon to a 37′ Sea Ray might work. 
    • Rent a yacht for a party in Miami

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  • Boat party food and drinks ideas 

    • Many yacht charters come with some great food and beverage service options. From basic picnic supplies (maybe a stop at a sandbar to eat would be fun) to elegant canapés and drink service to full sit-down meals. Most yacht charters will allow you to bring your own food and beverages or order from your favorite restaurants. Rent a yacht with catering services
  • What are the best places to party on a boat?

    • Maybe you don’t want to go too far and just want to hit one of the popular party spots like a Nixon or Haulover sandbar in Miami. Or maybe you want to offer your party guests a bit of a sightseeing trip as well. Maybe you like the idea of heading to a quiet beach at the Monument island and partying there? These options and more are usually available, but they will affect the overall price as one routes might take more time than the others.  
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      Once you have answered these questions you can begin a better search for the perfect party boat rental. And if you rent via BOAT.ME you can always reach out and ask one of our boat rental experts for help and advice as well.

A yacht party might sound like something reserved for the rich and famous but, as more and more people are discovering, that’s not the case at all. Often the cost of renting a yacht for a party, here in Miami anyway, is comparable to that of renting a land-based venue like a hotel banquet room or nightclub back room.

Miami Yacht Charters at the Boat Show Week 2018

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The world knows that Miami is one of the boat capitals of the world and that Miami yacht charters are a fabulous way to enjoy the amazing waters around the city and beyond.

In February however, boats take on even more importance. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show will be docking docks in the Magic City from February 15-19, 2018, at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. But that’s not all.

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The newly rebranded Miami Yacht Show – formerly known as the Yachts Miami Beach show and now in its 30th year will be staged – complete with floating docks – along Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels at the same time, February 15th – 19, 2018.

Therefore, if you love beautiful boats – as well as fabulous food and drink and stellar entertainment – then Miami is certainly the place to head this coming President’s Day weekend.

What’s in store for you if you do? Here’s a look to whet your appetite for some Miami nautical fun even further:

The Miami International Boat Show

Sponsored by Progressive Insurance, GM Marine Technology, Miller Lite and a slew of other big names this show offers sailors, boaters and dreamers thee chance to explore over 1,400 new boats, yachts, sailboats, catamarans and to peruse thousands more boating accessories.

Highlights of the show include crewed demonstrations of some of the most extraordinary boats from all over the world, the chance to take some basic boating lessons, shop for some amazing gadgets and if you like to eat, the dockside dining options are huge in number.

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This year that is especially true as in addition to several sit-down restaurants some of the city’s best known and best loved food trucks will be in attendance and there will be some very innovative – and tasty – pop up food stands dotted around the site as well.

Entrance to the show is very affordable – just $25 for the day – and there is a great mix of boaters – from the highly experienced to the landlubbers who want to become boaters and everyone in between, so the conversation is always lively, informative and entertaining.

The Miami Yacht Show

This show is all about the best that the yachting world has to offer. Over 500 yachts will be moored up during the show along Collins Avenue, ranging from ultra-high end super yachts to more affordable options designed for those just entering the yachting world (with pricing ranging, were you in the market to buy, from $250,000 to $30 million!)

There will also be many classes and seminars available that are designed to educate, entertain and inform boaters of all kinds and skill levels, and some excellent dining options – include some excellent dockside dining opportunities featuring the best locally caught seafood – available as well.

Entrance for the day to the Miami Yacht Show also costs $25 here and the show encompasses the stretch of Collins Avenue from 41st Street to 54th Street. Alternately you could choose to enjoy a VIP experience that will give you access to all of those really stunning super yachts.

Staging a Show of Your Own

As Miami residents and boat aficionados we love to attend both shows and can highly recommend that you do as well, should you get the chance.

We also have another suggestion; while you are here in Miami checking out the boat shows why not turn the trip into something really special by taking advantage of one of our Miami yacht charters?

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Great examples of many of the models you will see at the boat shows make up the offerings available for charter at BOAT.ME. Did you fall in love with a particular boat while at the show but know you are going to have to save for a few years before you could ever consider buying one? Check out our easy to search rental listings, as the chances are you might find something similar there. Then you can plan your very own ‘boat show’ to round of your fabulous trip. 

And remember that VIP trip idea being floated at the shows?  Why not enjoy your own? Want to enjoy champagne and Michelin Star class food on board a yacht fit for a supermodel? We can help. Did you love all the cool water toys on display? Many of our rentals do come equipped with some of the best of them, letting you ‘play’ with them all day.

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There are lots of amazing sights, sounds and experiences to take in in Miami at any time, but the upcoming ‘boat week’ offers you even more than usual. This event only happens once a year, so don’t miss out. Make your plans, buy your show tickets and book your Miami yacht rental now!

Bar Hopping with Miami Boat Rentals

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Bar hopping is a time-honored tradition for many, and certainly on the top of the agenda for many when they visit the party-friendly city of Miami and the surrounding area. With hundreds to choose from the scope for a truly great bar hopping session is huge and there really is something to suit every taste. Miami boat rentals can help take your partying to the next level though, adding an exciting new dimension to the fun.

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The Basics of Barhopping

When stopping at multiple bars in one evening – or for the very hardy, one day – there are certain basic rules that need to be followed. Don’t drink too much at once (t’s hard to say you went barhopping if you do so many shots that you pass out at the second bar) always eat while you drink (not hard as most bars also serve excellent eats) And, most important of all, never, ever drink and drive.

So, unless you have a very patient – and very kind – designated driver in your group barhopping in your own car is a no-no. You could try catching an Uber to ferry you between drinking establishments, but that can get very expensive very quickly, especially at peak times when surge pricing goes into effect.

You could try walking from bar to bar, but 1) that seriously limits the scope of your trip and 2) at some point walking may turn into wobbling and that won’t be a whole lot of fun. A better idea? Rent a pontoon boat and get your party on both on and off the waters of Miami.

Parties + Pontoon Boating = Perfect Match

If you have never sailed in one you may not quite know just what a Miami pontoon boat rental has to offer. For a start, these kinds of elegant watercraft are quite literally designed for partying.

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In very basic terms a pontoon boat is one that boasts a large flat deck mounted on metal tubes known as pontoons (thus the name) These offer a lot of extra buoyancy that allows boat designers to create some amazing deck plans featuring all kinds of cool things like large lounge areas, bars and sunbathing stations. As we mentioned, truly built for fun and certainly suited to a great party, day or night.

Renting one of these babies with Miami boat rentals from will allow you to party all day and night. Start the day with a welcome drink – maybe a light and fruity Bucks Fizz or a spicy Bloody Mary – then mix, mingle, dance, laugh, nap, sunbathe – whatever you want – then as dusk falls enjoy a cruise around Miami best sights before hitting up its best waterside bars. Sounds like a great time, right? Believe us, it is!

The Best Bars in Miami for Boaters

So, you have your great day on the boat planned – and your best swimwear packed – now you must choose which of the many great bars that line Miami’s lively waterfront you are going to have your captain moor up alongside so that you can really get the night into gear.

While there are, a we mentioned, lots to choose from that cover all kinds of vibes, themes and food and beverage options here’s a look at some of our personal favorites to get you started.

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A sports bar in Miami is like no other sports bar in other cities, as Duffy’s proves. Sure, the folks there like the Dolphins, they love the Heat and they are all hoping Derek Jeter can work miracles with the Marlins, but the action at Duffy’s is about a lot more than first downs, three-point plays and home runs.

Warm, lively and friendly this bar boasts the obligatory big screen TVs for those who do want to watch the games and root for the home teams, but there is also a sprawling waterfront pool deck, a great DJ and two-for-one drink specials all night long.

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Shuckers Waterfront Grill

Yes, this is a restaurant – and a truly iconic one at that, as they have been serving up the finest in fresh caught Miami seafood for years – but no one minds if you just want to hit the bar and enjoy a few items from their extensive drinks menu. The view from the waterfront patio deck is amazing, the vibe is cool, laid back and in no way pretentious (not every bar in Miami can claim that) and for those watching their wallets as they barhop $13 Presidente pitchers are hard to beat.

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MO Bar + Lounge

Located inside the swanky Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel this is the bar to hit if you grew up watching Miami Vice and wishing you were Crockett, Tubbs or one of the many hot ladies they tended to hang with. It’s hip, it’s trendy and the views of downtown Miami across the waterfront are stunning.

Add to that the fact that the clever cocktails are perfectly crafted – and the bartenders are actually super friendly and helpful – and you have a great spot for those who really want to drink in (figuratively and literally) some real Miami glamor without actually going completely broke.

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Kiki on the River

Kiki on the River is another of the Miami River’s best-known restaurants, but it too has a kicking bar that serves up some of the best beer, wine cocktails – and as this a Greek joint ouzo –  you’ll find anywhere. The boho chic vibe is relaxing and welcoming, the waterfront views are stunning and as a place to end your Miami boat rentals barhop before cruising on home, it’s the perfect choice.

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